Saturday, October 11, 2008

281 Referendum YES281 : Is Your Glass 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty

Recently I have been reading blogs that seem to be focused on tearing the Robbinsdale Area Schools community apart. They are focusing on the extremely rare "problems" within the district instead of helping to generate ideas for improving our district and community.

As the father of 3 children currently attending district schools, I have been lucky enough to actually spend time volunteering at an elementary and a middle school. For the most part, I have found concerned and hard working administrators and teachers who are striving to teach our children. And rarely have I seen the much touted "wasteful spending". Typically the classrooms are crowded, the equipment is getting older fast and the libraries are somewhat limited in size & content.

So before sanctioning the comments of people who want to promote distrust and ambivalence in our community. Please stop by and visit your community schools. Better yet volunteer a few times and I assure you that it will help you understand the challenges our modern public schools face and the reasons why voting Yes on Nov 4th is the right thing to do for our community and the kids.

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